Friday, September 12, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, September 14, 1976

[Below is day 8 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

September 14, 1976 (Tuesday)

On to Bardstown, Kentucky where much BOOZE (Bourbon, they call it!) The town has been given the prize for creating more headaches, per square foot, than any other place in the world. Doris was able to acquire a wonderful piece of art showing Stephen Foster playing a Banjo. It was truly a steal for only $36.00, which also included five ounces of Bourbon. The purchase was made in a very fine and exclusive shop, Doris commented that this must be the finest of bourbon, the very distinguished clerk muttered in a gutteral voice, "Lady you ain't paying for booze youse is buying the bottle." We then continued to "My Old Kentucky Home" which was so very impressive. Needless to say we sang about the "Old Home" with heavy hearts because of poor Stephen and the many ladies that wept for him. Shakertown was the next stop. A settlement by the "Shakers", a religious group who didn't believe in marriage or what boys and girls liked to do so the group didn't last. Shakertown is strictly commerical now but we did have a very fine dinner at the hotel. Excellent! This was really one of the finer days of the trip.

Any family members remember this bourbon bottle? I don't. It's funny that Lynn was giving his little sister a hard time for buying 5 ounces of booze for $36.00. I never knew my grandmother was such a souvenir collector. You'll see in further installments that she buys a lot on this trip.

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone ever seen or do they have the banjo picture? Maybe one of those two things ended up in someones "special boxes".